David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 9/25 & 9/26) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about CNN commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being paid $20,000 in August by the campaign for what it described as "strategy consulting," raising anew the conflict of interest issue, a new Gallup Poll that shows animus toward the press only grows, with Brangelina gone, who will rule the tabloids?, and more.

(Airs 9/23/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharrara brings charges against two former Cuomo Administration officials and the head of SUNY Polytechic, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts the alleged pay to play charges and their impact, if any, on the Governor, and we’ll take you to Newburgh for a public meeting on water contamination.

Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Will Carswell, Founder and CEO of Zen Art & Design in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can find out more at www.zenartdesign.com

(Airs 9/22 & 9/24/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/18 & 9/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Journalism Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about what should happen to Edward Snowden, President Obama criticizes the Media for their coverage of Donald Trump, What Rex learned at the editor’s conference in Philadelphia, a listener letter, and much more.

(Airs 9/16/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A primary win this week may help Republicans keep control of the state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the primary results, and the Moral Monday movement comes to the state capitol.

(Airs 9/15/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York, an online aggregator for New York state political news. You can find out more at www.empirereportnewyork.com

(Airs 9/11 & 9/12/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Matt Lauer fielding a storm of criticism over Clinton-Trump Forum, A farewell guide to political journalism, Fox News and its settlement with Gretchen Carlson, and more.

(Airs 9/9/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner is grilled by lawmakers over the state’s handling of water contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on early voting, and 55 colleges and universities across the state sign the Reforming the Energy Vision Campus Challenge.

Blair Horner
Blair Horner

(Airs 9/8/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 9/8/16) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Joseph Tieri, Osteopath and Author of End Everyday Pain For 50+, A 10 Minute-A-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening, and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain.

(Airs 9/04 & 9/05/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about media coverage of the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal and media organizations dropping him as a commentator, the difficulty of covering Donald Trump, whether Hillary Clinton holds enough press conferences, a listener letter, and more.

(Airs 9/2/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A long awaited Senate hearing on PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the politics of tainted water, and Adirondack lakes are dealing with the spiny water flea.

(Airs 9/1/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Brandon Muir, Executive Director of The Reclaim New York Center for Government Reform and Accountability.

Pete Seeger
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(Airs 9/01/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Pete Seeger about the music he remembers listening to throughout his life.

(Airs 8/28 & 8/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Paul Conti, Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at The College of Saint Rose. On this week's show they talk about covering Donald Trump, Melania Trump suing the Media, frustrations for Journalists using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), a letter on press freedom rankings and much more.

(Airs 8/28/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A look inside a recent Assembly hearing on the Governor’s economic development programs, a conversation about the relationship between the Governor the Mayor of New York City between our political observer Alan Chartock and Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett, and our Pat Bradley speaks with 21st district house Republican Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 8/25/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with renowned author Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War and Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

(Airs 8/21 & 8/22/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump threatening the press again, The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?, whether a new law will really make Illinois’ FOIA stronger?, Broadcasters getting ‘videobombed,’ and much more.

(Airs 8/21/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by the Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s relationship with state democrats, and A local mayor and a Congressman joined forces to call for additional federal funding to remediate Brownfields.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speakes with WAMC's David Guistina about Ryan Lochte and his fellow olympic swimmers lying about being robbed at gunpoint, Donald Trump says he has regret over things he's said, and New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli defends his staff after Governor Cuomo criticized an audit by the Comptroller's office.

OLYMPICS

Bolt, Eaton win gold...Swimmer's story not holding water

RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Usain Bolt's speed, Ashton Eaton's athleticism and Ryan Lochte's allegation were among the highlights during the Rio Olympics on Thursday.

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the lower 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a bit more humidity.  Highs in the upper 80's.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 8/18/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with John Hall, Former 19th District Congressman, musician and founder of the band Orleans about his new book Still The One: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey to Congress and Back.

WAMC’s Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about Brazil pulling two U.S. swimmers off a plane with doubts about their robbery story, Donald Trump's new campaign chief and whether it's a sign he'll remain aggressive, and more.

Jim Kevlin, Publisher Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a Cooperstown Olympian competing in the triathlon on Saturday in Rio.

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today with a passing shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

OLYMPICS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three American swimmers are expected to give statements to Brazilian police today about how they were reportedly robbed early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

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